Dream Nails will also headline at Liverpool’s Kazimier.
Take Up Space is the band’s first release with new lead vocalist Leah Kirby.
Speaking about the track Leah Kirby said, “This is a bop which acknowledges the injustice with cis male dominated spaces. It’s an anthem for those who are negatively impacted by patriarchal oppression. It’s a call for us to reclaim our bodies and take ownership of ourselves. We want to live without fear, we want to live freely, we want to take up space!”
Drummer Lucy Katz further explains, “Take Up Space is a surf punk banger calling for girls, gays and theys to take up space this summer. It’s a classic, sunny, tongue-in-cheek piece of Dream Nails goodness.”
Whilst guitarist Anya Pearson adds, “There is an epidemic of male violence on our streets and women and LGBT+ people are expected to police what we wear, where we go and what we do in order to ‘stay safe‘. Ironically, when we protest about these issues, we are then subject to oppressive policing!”
And bassist Mimi Jasson gets personal, explaining “My favourite lyrics of ‘Take Up Space’ are “I would hitchhike to the coast, coasting along, travelling alone” because that’s exactly what I would do if I wasn’t afraid. I love this song because it really evokes a better, more joyful world, where women and LGBTQ+ people can take up space without fear.”
Take Up Space was recorded in July, produced and mixed by Tarek Musa in Liverpool, with the music video shot on location at Tarik’s studio and Lucy’s house in Hackney.
When do Dream Nails headline at Manchester’s The Castle?
Dream Nails headline at Manchester’s The Castle on 10 September 2021. They headline a Liverpool gig the next night at Kazimier. The Manchester and Liverpool gigs are two of 12 headline shows they have announced:
1 September – Cardiff, The Moon Club
2 September – Bristol, Louisiana
3 September – Nottingham, Bodega
4 September – Birmingham, Muther’s Studio
5 September – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
7 September – York, Fulford Arms
8 September – Glasgow, Hug & Pint
9 September – Sheffield, Sidney & Matilda
10 September – Manchester, Castle Hotel
11 September – Liverpool, Kazimier Stockroom
12 September – Leicester, Duffy’s Bar
13 September – Norwich, Voodoo Daddy’s Showroom
image of Dream Nails courtesy Derek Bremner